New York convenience store chain Wilson Farms and fuel supplier Reid Petroleum will mark an environmental milestone on Nov. 6 as they launch Buffalo’s first E85 fuel station at a Wilson Farms store in North Tonawanda.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the occasion, which will include comments from Wilson Farms CEO and President Paul Nanula and Reid Petroleum President Paul Quebral.
“This is truly a turning point for the Buffalo area with the introduction of ethanol fuel,” Nanula said. “It is an honor for Wilson Farms to be part of this moment in environmental history as E85 has been proven to pose less risk to our environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a harmful greenhouse gas.”
“For both environmental and economic reasons, there is an increasing number of flex fuel vehicles on the road throughout the U.S., including in Western New York,” added Quebral. “Reid Petroleum has been supplying motor fuels throughout Western New York since 1922, and it is important that we provide E85 now as an option for this growing sector of customers. We are especially pleased to be doing so with a partner like Wilson Farms.”
North Tonawanda Mayor Larry Soos and other area notables plan to attend the ceremony.